With there being at least three languages in the area I should leave it up to the experts, but experts have been proved wrong more than once after saying "definately".
I don't really like saying " Oh well that word is close enough. Let's say that's where this originated." There are a few words from the Welsh which could be associated with Comenagh:
Afon = river [Afton]
comin = common [Comen-agh]
congl = corner [Conval/Connel]
nyth = nest, inaccessible position [Nith]
cwm = valley, dale. [Cumok]
c┼Án (pl) = dogs [Cunnok]http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsi ... y-l-o.html
Irish Gaelic - Aonach = Fair.
Scottish Gaelic - *Aonach = steep height, plateau, hill.
Welsh Gaeli - X
We will probably never truely know, after all, which was the first name used:
The Reverend Warwick provides a detailed list of forms http://members.tripod.com/bob_newcumnoc ... nockx.html
without dates and these include Cumnok, Comenocke, Comnocke, Canknok, Cumnoke, Cumock, Cumok, Cumnoc, Cumno, Comenogh, Cunnok and Cumnoch. To this list can be added Comenagh and Comenoc probably the earliest recorded forms of the name. Patrick of Comenagh (Earl of Dunbar) appears in the Ragman Roll of 1296.
* http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsi ... y-a-b.html